IF you thought impressive bathroom renovations needed to cost thousands of pounds, think again, because one mum has pulled off a stunning transformation for less than £95.
Mum-of-two Charlotte Greedy, 27, from Pontyclun, Wales, was fed up with her uninspiring bathroom – but only had a budget of £100 to change it.
The social media influencer told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "The bathroom was completely run down, dingy and grubby, so it needed a makeover but I needed to do it on a budget as I had just moved in.
"I bought a roll of funky vinyl from B&M for £39.99, bought some spray glue and a pen knife and fitted the new flooring over the existing floor.
“I then bought an under-sink storage unit from eBay to hide all the pipework you could see, painted the walls with a tub of cheap £10 white paint from B&Q and it was completely transformed.
“The total cost was just under £95!”
Charlotte, who shares her interior style on Instagram at @missgreedyshome, says she got the initial idea to transform the bathroom from browsing in her local DIY store.
She explained: "I had the idea when I went into my local home DIY store and saw some amazing funky Moroccan-style floor tiles.
“I thought there must be a cheaper way to get that look!
"I noticed online that B&M sold a Moroccan-style vinyl in-store so I headed straight to my local one down Cardiff Bay, and there was one roll left – result!
"I bought spray glue and a pen knife, went home and painted the walls white, then laid the floor.
“The next thing was to hide the pipes – I’d seen some under-sink cabinets in B&M but none fitted with the theme I was going for.
“I looked on eBay and found my grey one with a wooden top, ordered that, and it was complete!
"Vinyl is super easy to lay yourself and if anyone is looking to update their bathroom on a budget I’d highly recommend getting some ‘out there’ flooring, as it creates a fabulous effect!”
Charlotte is over the moon with how strikingly different her bathroom now looks.
She added: "I didn’t think it would turn out as nice as it has.
“I now don’t feel the need to renovate my bathroom for a long time. I get so many compliments about the floor – people think they are real tiles!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “If you showed me the before and after photos of Charlotte’s bathroom, I would have thought this transformation cost at least £1,000.
“This just shows how incredible vinyl can be when it comes to money-saving home improvement ideas.
“Like Charlotte, look at bargain brands such as B&M and eBay to find all the cheap materials you need to create an expensive look."
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